College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology

MDA Awarded $1 Million Grant, Names 3 ENST Representatives to Soil Health Advisory Committee

On Oct. 10th, the Maryland Department of Agriculture announced the membership of its Soil Health Advisory Committee, including three representatives from ENST:

Dr. Steve Mirsky - Adjunct Faculty ENST and USDA Agricultural Research Service 
Dietrich Epp Schmidt -Graduate Assistant, ENST, University of Maryland 
Dr. Ray Weil -Professor, ENST,  University of Maryland  
Furthermore, The Maryland Department of Agriculture was awarded a $1 million grant through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund (CBSF) to promote healthy soil practices. This funding will allow the department to further its efforts in promoting widespread adoption of on-farm soil health practices, which increase carbon sequestration and protect water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
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